We have the craziest weather in Seattle. For the past few weeks it’s been overcast, and chill you to the bone – cold. I kid you not when I say the temperature dropped to 55 degrees! Isn’t that fall and winter weather?
Naturally it rained off and on during the 4th of July weekend, but as happens most years, it’s now sunny and warm. We’ve gone from cool and cloudy to hot and sunny. Yesterday I basked in the sun and enjoyed warmth in the low 90’s.
However, while I may have reveled in this respite from rain and gloom, many Seattleites wouldn’t have agreed with me. You wouldn’t be a Seattleite if you didn’t complain about the weather, no matter what it is. We groused about the cold weather that went on for months, and now we’ll complain about the hot weather.
I’ve decided to make the best of it and enjoy a refreshing gin and tonic in the shade of the garden.
You can count on any drink containing alcohol to have a few calories in it, and this drink isn’t an exception. If you use a diet tonic, all the calories are in the alcohol, so it’s doable if you’re watching your calories.
Don’t forget to use fresh lime, it really makes the difference between a drink that tastes flat, and one that is refreshing and fabulous. If you’re going to use your daily calories for a Happy Hour drink, make it worth every sip!
Happy, Happy Hour Friday!
Happy Hour Gin and Tonic with a Twist of Lime
2 ounces gin
4 ounces sugar free tonic
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 slices lime
Using an 8 – 12 ounce glass, fill halfway with ice. Add 2 ounces gin, tonic and a squeeze of lime juice. Add lime slices and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 0.13g
Total Carbs: 15.40g
Dietary Fiber: 3.81g
Weight Watchers Points 3
I’d love to give you nutrition information, but let’s face it, there isn’t much nutrition in this drink. Enjoy!